"Memorial Day"
<div>1,100,000 people have died in our nations wars</div> s1.thingpic.com
<div>21 Gun Salute</div><div><br></div> www.youtube.com Marine Corps 21 gun salute at the Houston National Cemetery Memorial Day service
<div>The National World War II Memorial</div> 1.bp.blogspot.com
<div>The Vietnam Veterans Memorial was unveiled on November 13, 1982 and has the names of over 58,000 U.S. Soldiers that were killed during the war.</div> www.vacationideasguide.com
<div>Taps</div> www.youtube.com Bugler plays "Taps" for the nation.
<div>What is the name of this bird?</div><div> What is it a symbol of?</div> docs.google.com Research this bird
<div><b>Origin of Memorial Day</b></div><div><a href="http://www.pbs.org/video/2318014363/"><b>http://www.pbs.org/video/2318014363/</b></a></div><div><br></div><div>Charleston of course, the seat bed of cessation, held out to the bitter end. It wasn’t evacuated by Confederate forces until February of 1865. When the confederates evacuated, and the Union army moved in, pretty much the white population of Charleston left and the people who were left were the freed people. In the midst of these ruins, black folks of Charleston got themselves organized. They planned various little commemorations and celebrations. The biggest celebration though that they planned was at the Planters racecourse, the horse track. The last year of the war, the Confederates converted this racecourse into a prison for Union soldiers. And about 260 Union soldiers died of disease and exposure in the infield of this open air prison., were buried in a mass grave behind the grandstand of the racetrack. And the black folks reinterred all the dead in proper graves. They named nearly none of them because there were no dog tags. And they built around it a huge fence, whitewashed it. They built an archway into the compound and over the archway they painted the inscription “Martyrs of the Racecourse”. And then on May 1 when they had this completed, they held a parade on the racetrack.. Estimated at about 10,000 people, by the newspaper correspondents who witnessed it and covered it, it was led off by about 3,000 black children carrying armloads of flowers and we are told singing “John Brown’s Body”. Then followed by black women and black men and then by contingents of union infantry, black and white. They all paraded around the racetrack. Five black preachers read from scripture, a children’s choir sang “ America</div> www.pbs.org The origin of what we have come to know as Memorial Day. --From "Death and the Civil War"
<div>Memorial Day Video on customs and culture of Memorial Day.</div> www.history.com Originally known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day started in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971 to honor those who served and died in wars.
<div>John Brown's body lies a-mouldering in the grave,</div><div>John Brown's body lies a-mouldering in the grave,</div><div>But his soul goes marching on. </div><div><i>Chorus:</i></div><div> Glory, glory, hallelujah,</div><div> His soul goes marching on. </div><div>He's gone to be a soldier in the Army of the Lord, </div><div> He's gone to be a soldier in the Army of the Lord,</div><div> His soul goes marching on.</div><div><i>Chorus:</i></div><div>John Brown's knapsack is strapped upon his back, </div><div> John Brown's knapsack is strapped upon his back,</div><div> His soul goes marching on.</div><div><i>Chorus:</i></div><div>John Brown died that the slaves might be free, </div><div> His soul goes marching on.</div><div><i>Chorus:</i></div> www.youtube.com Version by William Weston Patton:Old John Brown's body lies moldering in the grave,While weep the sons of bondage whom he ventured all to save;But tho he los...
<div>Fill out this reflection about what you learned.</div> docs.google.com Memorial Day Reflection
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